Beaumont Leys

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Coordinates: 52°39′58″N 1°09′14″W / 52.666°N 1.154°W / 52.666; -1.154

Beaumont Leys
LeicesterBeaumontLeysWard.svg
Population 13,838 
Unitary authority Leicester
Ceremonial county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEICESTER
Postcode district LE4
Dialling code 0116
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Leicester West
List of places
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Beaumont Leys is a suburb and electoral ward in north-western Leicester, England. Locally, Beaumont Leys is usually used in reference to the large housing estate, built within the administrative division, centred on Strasbourg Drive.

Geography[edit]

Beaumont Leys is located within the city boundary of Leicester, although the Office for National Statistics treats Beaumont Leys as an environ of Leicester. Beaumont Leys is bordered by the wards of Abbey to the east, Fosse to the south-east and New Parks to the south.[1] North and west of the area are the Leicestershire villages of Anstey and Glenfield.

History[edit]

The area was largely developed from the 1970s onwards, and continues to expand into the surrounding countryside. It includes several large housing estates, industrial areas (including the main factory for Walkers) and a large area of modern housing (some of it known as "Anstey Heights").[2]

Newer areas of Beaumont Leys include the Anstey Heights, towards Castle Hill Park and the village of Anstey, as well as the Thurcaston Park housing developments on the North side of Beaumont Leys and Bradgate Heights on the land surrounded by Glenfield, Anstey and Beaumont Leys.

Amenities and facilities[edit]

The Beaumont Shopping Centre is the main facility, one of the largest shopping areas in the city suburbs; and a church, a large leisure centre, a library and a police station are nearby. Smaller shopping precincts tend to be on land that was previously occupied by farms.

There are also several schools including Babington Community College and Beaumont Leys School. The latter is now a specialised science school and was rebuilt in 2009 with a City Learning Centre built next to it.

The area includes a large industrial estate, which includes the main Walkers Crisps factory, Office Depot and Taylor Bloxham, as well as a smaller industrial estate to the south.

The Leicester Lions speedway team compete in the Premier League and their home track is at Beaumont Park.

Transport[edit]

Beaumont Leys is mainly served by First Leicester and Centrebus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leicester City Council. "Ward Maps". Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ Lead Neighbourhood Summary